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USA Team Handball Athletes' Advisory Council: Election Details And Information

April 29, 2020, 4:18 p.m. (ET)

Interested in helping us grow the sport of team handball in the United States? 

USA Team Handball will be electing SIX individuals to serve on the USATH Athletes' Advisory Council (THAAC)!  
 
The purpose of the THAAC shall be to advise the Athlete Directors on the USATH Board of Directors and to advocate for the interest of athletes in all areas of USA Team Handball influence and governance. 

*Please see below for corrections regarding eligibility requirements and positions being voted upon (as of May 16, 2020):


Who is qualified to serve on the AAC?

In order to serve on the AAC, an individual (i) must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by December 31 of the year in which the election is held; (ii) must be registered as a member of USATH at the time of  applying as a candidate for election; and (iii) must not have a record of a felony criminal conviction involving theft, financial improprieties and other crimes involving moral turpitude or SafeSport sanction or provisional suspension or a criminal conviction or other court sanction of similar nature.

What AAC positions are being voted upon in this election?

There are nine (9) positions on the AAC.  Three (3) positions are currently held by the USATH representative to the USOPC Athletes’ Advisory Council, the USATH alternate representative to the USOPC Athletes’ Advisory Council, and the Beach Handball athlete representative on the USATH Board of Directors.  The following six (6) AAC positions are being filled in this election:

(i)           One (1) male and one (1) female indoor Team Handball candidate, each of whom has finished in the top half of USATH’s Open National Championships (Elite or Division 1 or such future formatting that is equivalent to Elite or Division 1) within twenty-four (24) months before the election.

(ii)          One (1) active male Beach Handball athlete and one (1) active female Beach Handball athlete who has, within the ten (10) years preceding election, represented the United States in the IHF Beach World Championships, the Pan American Beach Championships or its successor the NORCA/NACHC Beach Championships, the World Beach Games, or the World Games.

(iii)         One (1) male athlete who has played at least one (1) game as a member of the Men’s National Team within the twenty-four (24) month period before the election and (ii) one (1) female athlete who has played at least one (1) game as a member of the Women’s National Team within the twenty-four (24) month period before the election.

All applications are due by June 5, 2020Interested applicants can fill out an application here: surveymonkey.com/r/NC25X5B

 

*Please see below for election details (as of June 15, 2020):

The election for USA Team Handball's Athletes' Advisory Council is starting soon - please read the information below carefully so that you're aware of the election process & details. 

**IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE, YOU WILL BE RECEIVING AN EMAIL FROM THE ELECTION PLATFORM, ASKING YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS.** 

(Note: if you believe yourself to be eligible for this specific voting period and do not receive an email by 6/18, please reach out to Emily Hewitt at Emily.Hewitt@usateamhandball.org)

ATHLETE MEMBERSHIP SEATS 
Voting Period: June 17 - June 23, 2020

Female Candidate 

- Athena Del Rosario

Voting Criteria ONLY female USA Team Handball members (2019 or 2020) who are registered as “ATHLETE” are eligible to vote for this position.

Male Candidates 

- Gabe Goodreau
- Michael King
- Daniel “Alec” Zeck

Voting Criteria ONLY male USA Team Handball members (2019 or 2020) who are registered as “ATHLETE” are eligible to vote for this position.

Please see below for the AAC Election timeline moving forward: 


Athlete Beach National Team seats 
Voting Period: June 24 - June 30, 2020

Athlete Indoor National Team seats 
Voting Period: July 1 - July 7, 2020